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We know the adage, don’t try to fit a square peg in a round hole. It’s apt for business models. There are numerous larger businesses that don’t fit the mold or model for angel and VC investment. However, it doesn’t mean they can’t garner investment from other sources. These companies are perfect for crowdfunding; in…

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We have an incredible board of advisors that help us here at Social Media Week- experts ranging from mobile to community to video. So, we asked them to tell us what events they recommend this September. We started with Shaun Abrahamson. Shaun helps organizations benefit from open, connected business models. He works with early stage…

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We tend to think of creativity as unbridled and hard to tame. This past February, Scott Belsky of Behance, a team that knows creative, dispels that belief and shares how to make ideas happen. Watch it in full and catch our highlights and analysis.     1. Ideas never happen just because they are great…

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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia – reflection in a car window, photo by Johan van Elk Similarly to the book by Allan and Barbara Pease “Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t read Maps,” I could have entitled this article “Why Museums Don’t Have Buildings Anymore and Why Architects Don’t Just Design Them.” However, What’s…

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Companies will make poor decisions, and CEO’s are there to guide companies through those mistakes. We associate a brand with the actions, and failures, of their CEO. Last week, we debated the latest in the Netflix saga. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced the elimination of Qwikster. After numerous weeks dealing with frustrated consumers over price…

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Netflix has been the subject of much public bashing of late, with the price hikes to the separation of services. Public outcry has plagued the company for the past few months. Then this week, CEO Reed Hastings announced that they will be eliminating their new separated DVD service, Qwikster after much public commentary. This has…

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